29th Coldest Winter on Record (Out of 143 years)

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
309 AM CST SUN MAR 2 2014

...METEOROLOGICAL WINTER IN NASHVILLE WAS THE 29TH COLDEST ON RECORD...

THE TEMPERATURE FROM DECEMBER 2013 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2014 AVERAGED 37.6
DEGREES WHICH IS 2.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. DECEMBER WAS ABOVE NORMAL
IN TEMPERATURE BY NEARLY ONE DEGREE WHILE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY WERE
BOTH COLDER THAN NORMAL. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE WINTER
WAS 2 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO AND THE WARMEST WAS 78 DEGREES.THE METEOROLOGICAL
WINTER 2013-14 RANKS AS THE 29TH COLDEST ON RECORD.THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE
DURING THE WINTER WAS 2 DEGREES AND THE WARMEST WAS 78 DEGREES.

ALTHOUGH THIS WINTER WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR
OTHER WINTERS SINCE THE YEAR 2000 THAT HAVE BEEN COLDER...THEY ARE
2010-11...2009-10...2002-03 AND 2000-01. THE COLDEST WINTER ON
RECORD WAS IN 1977-78 AND THE WARMEST WAS IN 1889-90.

SNOWFALL THROUGH FEBRUARY HAS TOTALED 1.4 INCHES. THE AVERAGE
WINTER SNOWFALL SINCE SNOWFALL RECORD KEEPING BEGAN BACK IN THE
WINTER OF 1884-85 IS 8.5 INCHES. OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS IT HAS
BEEN CLOSER TO 6.5 INCHES.

SNOWFALL BY MONTH 2013-14...

NOVEMBER 0.5 INCH
DECEMBER 0.4
JANUARY  0.4
FEBRUARY 0.1

RAINFALL FOR THE WINTER OF 2013-14 TOTALED 15.68 INCHES MAKING IT
ONE OF THE WETTER METEOROLOGICAL WINTERS ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE.
DECEMBER WAS A VERY WET MONTH WITH NEARLY 8 INCHES OF RAIN. JANUARY
WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH 2.61 INCHES...WHILE 5.09 INCHES FELL IN
FEBRUARY...WHICH IS A LITTLE OVER AN INCH ABOVE NORMAL.

THE WETTEST WINTER WAS BACK IN 1881-82 WHEN 27.97 INCHES FELL.
THE DRIEST WINTER WAS IN 1985-86 WHEN 4.76 INCHES FELL.


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BOYD



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